On 23rd April 2011 we performed our St.George fun and frolics. Maria was legged through Standedge Tunnel, luring out the resident tunnel dragon, which has been attacking boats this spring. St. George and his horse (Bilbo the boathorse) saved the day by slaying the dragon, saving the princess and Easter bunny girl, and preventing the chocolate Easter eggs from melting in the dragon’s fiery breath. As a result, boaters have safe passage for another year. Should any baby dragons grow into evil dragons, then St. George might need to come back next year to keep the tunnel safe for boats.
Everyone was able to enjoy the party outside the Tunnel End cottages without the unwelcome dragon. The Empire Brewery, sited at the guillotine lock in Slaithwaite, had kindly donated a barrel of beer, of a St.George brew. Or there was fiery ginger beer. Four cakes were rectangular, white with a red jam cross, like the flag of St.George. We could eat as many chocolate Easter eggs as we liked, all saved from the dragon’s fiery breath.
There was a superb big report and photos in the Huddersfield Examiner of our antics.
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